British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd (BAFSA) News

BAFSA And Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Organize “Sprinklers Save Lives” One-Day Business Seminar

Around 200 delegates from the building and design industries in the United Kingdom region and beyond attended a one-day business seminar themed - “Sprinklers Save Lives” on providing a fire resilient environment for everyone. It was held at The Burgess Hall in St Ives, United Kingdom.  “Sprinklers Save Lives” seminar Organized by BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd.) in collaboration with, and hosted by, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, t...

British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd. Issues Policy Statement In Light Of Global Coronavirus Pandemic Outbreak

The BAFSA Executive have now written to its members and outlined immediate action as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd.) announced in a statement that they will continue to work within the current Government guidelines (both national and devolved) throughout this COVID19 pandemic outbreak. They have provided links below to HM Government advice, Scottish Government advice, Welsh Government advice and Northern Ireland Government advice we...

BAFSA One Day Free Seminar Receives A Good Response From Fire Security Enthusiasts

BAFSA one day, free to attend seminars are attracting record numbers. Working closely with host Fire & Rescue Services the dynamic programs, which have both regional and national relevance, are all delivered by BAFSA advisers, all fire sprinkler experts, Fire Officers, practitioners and end users. Seminars in February and March, in St Ives and Stone respectively sold out three weeks before the date of the event, and the third seminar of the year in Poole on 24th is expected to be full subsc...

Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service Hosts BAFSA One-Day Business Seminar Themed – ‘Providing A Fire Resilient Environment For All’

Around 200 delegates from the building and design industries in the region and beyond attended a one-day business seminar on ‘Providing a fire resilient environment for all’. Organised by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd (BAFSA) in collaboration with, and hosted by, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, the event focused on raising awareness of the life-saving benefits sprinkler and suppression systems can provide to communities. It was held at The Burgess Hall...

BAFSA Postpones Key Sprinkler Seminars Jointly Held With Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Dorset And Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service

BAFSA (British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association Ltd.), along with Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Dorset Fire & Rescue Service and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, announced that they are disappointed to report that they have made the difficult decision to postpone the joint sprinkler seminars slated to be held on 18th and 24th March respectively due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic fears. Joint sprinkler seminars postponed The organizations stated in a joint...

SFRS Investigates The Cause Of Fire Struck At Park Primary School In The Highlands

A primary school in the Highlands was evacuated after a fire broke out inside the building. All children and staff at Park Primary in Invergordon were safe, Highland Council said. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said the blaze was ‘well-developed’ and ‘large’ when seven SFRS appliances and a high reach appliance were at the scene and firefighters were ‘working to extinguish the flames’. High-Reach appliance At its height, there were more than 50...

BAFSA Shares An Incident Of How Sprinkler System Helps In Extinguishing Fire At The Flats In North Wales

A fire at a high-rise block of flats in North Wales has been successfully extinguished thanks to an effective sprinkler system. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to a report of a fire at Bolingbroke Heights, Flint at 1749 – and appliances from Flint, Deeside and Holywell were mobilised to the incident. Firefighters rescued a man in his 70s from a heavily smoke logged flat within the building. He received a precautionary check for smoke inhalation at the scene. The fire...

BAFSA Announces That A Single Sprinkler Head Actuation Helped In Eliminating Kitchen Fire

A cooking oil fire in the kitchen of Flat 41 of the 12 storey residential block of 71 flats owned by Birmingham city Council was extinguished by a single sprinkler head actuation within five minutes, probably nearer 40 seconds. This is BS 2951 installation with a pump in the 2nd floor tank room. Apart from some smoke and water damage, minimal damage was caused. Without the sprinkler this could have caused more serious damage to persons and/or property.

Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service To Host A Free One Day Seminar On The Importance Of Sprinklers

A free one-day seminar on the importance of sprinklers and suppression systems and their life-saving benefits is being held next month in St. Ives. The seminar, 'Providing a fire resilient environment for all', organized by The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) in collaboration with, and hosted by, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service aims to inform industries on how to protect their buildings and occupants with sprinklers and suppression systems. Life-Saving Benefits Of S...

BAFSA Shares Incidents Where Sprinkler Systems Have Been Used To Extinguish Fires

Towards the end of 2019, and already in 2020, sprinklers are operating efficiently and effectively saving lives, children’s education and businesses from fire. Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to reports of a fire in the basement of an office block. The sprinkler system had actuated and helped to suppress the fire which was extinguished in just over an hour. wall-mounted sprinkler head A fire in an 8th floor flat in an 11 storey building was extinguished by one s...

BAFSA To Host The “Safer Homes – Safer Communities” Seminar With London Fire Brigade On October 30th

In partnership with London Fire Brigade, BAFSA will host a free to attend seminar on the 30th October at LFB HQ in Union Street, London SE1 0LL. This one day event will have a packed program of presentations, delivered by experts and practitioners focusing on the topic “Safer homes – safer communities”. It is beneficial for those people whose professional role encompasses the protection of people, their homes and communities from fire. This seminar is targeted towards those pe...

BAFSA Publishes BIF 24 Guide Which Reflects New Fire Security Courses Available And Future Plans

BAFSA has published an amended BIF 24 which reflects latest courses available and future plans. The most recent addition to BAFSA’s portfolio of direct and indirect course delivery are Fire Sprinkler Design Courses. BAFSA delivers sprinkler design courses across the UK. These can be for individuals who wish to sit the LPCB Examinations and Reviews, or to improve their knowledge of the principles of sprinkler design. Tailoring to the needs of companies Currently the suite of courses incl...

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